anther — the pollen bearing part of a stamen (locate on diagram)

chlorophyll — a green material in plant leaves that traps energy from sunlight and colors the plants

 chloroplast — the part of the flower that contains the chlorophyll

 cotyledon — a leaf-like structure of plants that appears during germination and is sometimes called a seed leaf

dormancy — a period of suspended life processes brought on by changes in the environment (Dormancy is a plant


 embryo — the tiny part of the seed that can grow into a new plant

germination — the process in which a plant begins to sprout or grow

leaves — the primary food producing parts of green plants during photosynthesis

 ovary — the female organ that produces eggs; will eventually form the fruit (locate on diagram)

 ovule — will become the seed, or egg; located inside in he ovary (locate on diagram)

petals — the flower parts with bright colors and smells that attract different animals for pollination (locate on


photosynthesis — the way in which green plants trap the sun’s energy and use it to change carbon dioxide and

water into sugars

pistil — the female part of the flower (locate on diagram)

pollen — the yellow, powdery substance found on the anther and used in pollination (locate on diagram)

pollination — the moving of the pollen from the stamen to the pistil

root — structures that anchor the plant and take water and nutrients from the soil

seed — a young plant in a protective coat; embryo

sepal — parts that protect the flower when it is a bud (locate on diagram)

spore — cells in seedless plants that can grow into new plants

stamen — male parts of the flower (locate on diagram)

stem — the structure that provides support and allows the movement of water and nutrients to the plant

stigma — the sticky, top part of the pistil (locate on diagram)

 zygote — After a female egg is fertilized, the resulting one-celled organism becomes known as a zygote.

 In order to meet this standard, it is expected that

students will

•  analyze a common plant: identify the roots,

stems, leaves, and flowers, and explain the

function of each.

•  create a model/diagram illustrating the parts of

a flower and its reproductive processes.

Explain the model/diagram using the following

terminology: pollination, stamen, stigma, pistil,

sepal, embryo, spore, seed.

•  compare and contrast different ways plants are


•  explain that ferns and mosses reproduce with

spores rather than seeds.

•  explain the process of photosynthesis, using the

following terminology: sunlight, chlorophyll,

water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and sugar.

•  explain the role of adaptations of common

plants to include dormancy, response to light,

and response to moisture.

Teacher Appreciation

I can not express to everyone how appreciative I am to have such a wonderful class this year!  You are all truly beautiful individuals, just like the lovely flowers that you brought in.  Thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes.  Photo on 2013-05-07 at 11.41 #2 Photo on 2013-05-07 at 11.41 #3 Photo on 2013-05-07 at 11.41 #4 Photo on 2013-05-07 at 11.42 Photo on 2013-05-07 at 11.42 #2

SOL reading review

Online reading sites for SOL practice:

Passage and Questions  A Big Turtle Comeback


Passage and Questions  A Cereal Shake-up


Passage and Questions  A Future for Frogs


Passage and Questions  A Meal for a Caterpillar


Passage and Questions  A New Sport for Vic


Passage and Questions  African Elephants